Bootlegger 14


Oak Park USA   Jan 2008

Artist Bio

Influences:   Kevin Devine, bad books, Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Pond PA, Arcade Fire, Stars, Counting Crows, Radiohead, the Manchester Orchestra, the Shins, the Cure, Bright Eyes, Ra Ra Riot, Blind Pilot, Blah Blah Blah, Camera Obscura, the Dear Hunter, Decemberists, The Early November, Future Islands, Elliott Smith, Right Away Great Captain, and many many more...

Ride it out.
I don't even know how long it's been but it's been a fun ride and FAWM this year will be no exception.

Doing the acoustic singer/songwriter thing again this year as is tradition. Maybe a few new wrinkles such as some Ukulele or mandolin or possibly some harmonica on some songs so we'll see.

I'm excited. You're excited. Let's do it.

The working Album title this year is "In Case of Loss, Please Return To:". it's inspired by my notebook because that's what's written in the first page. I've had so many addresses and I just feel like i've been so many different people in my life that it's resonating with me for the moment.


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  • @edwardsmusic Mar 12

    Hi there, I like the concept of the album you're working on this year; concept albums tend to draw my attention these days. The fact that all the song titles link back to the album title reminds me a little bit of Buckethead's "IN SEARCH OF THE" in that one has to read between the lines.
    (I did my first attempt at a concept album during last year's 50/90, called "On the Edge of Reality", but that is a different story).
    By the way, thank you for commenting on my track "Home is Where the Heart is". I hope you will be around to comment on it when it is fully completed.

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 5

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to comment. These ones coming in in March are all the more appreciated!

  • @rambam Mar 5

    Thank you for commenting on my song "Kill Edge of A Blade"!

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 4

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @metalfoot  Mar 4

    Thanks for listening through my entire Exploding Teacups saga-- in reverse! LOL
    Thanks for the great comments too. I have some stuff I need to work on tonight but hopefully tomorrow/Monday I can get caught up on some listening...

  • @moonraccoon  Mar 3

    Oh yes! Even the way @coolparadiso rhymed "ride" with "alive" works so well. No One Gets Out Alive was a pleasure to write for.

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 2

    Thank you for your beautiful comments on my album and for the idea of the album swap. I'm enjoying listening to your songs, it will take me a while to go through each but I'll listen to them all with pleasure.

  • @coolparadiso  Mar 2

    Im just waking up in aussie. Thx for you really considered feedback. Im enjoying doing this. I will get to yours in a few hours. J

  • @tjeff  Mar 2

    Thx so much for checking out a few tunes, and for your comments!

  • @sapient  Mar 2

    Man, what a ride.
    I have really, REALLY, enjoyed listening slowly and carefully to what you've been up to this FAWM. You bring such energy and emotion with your guitar playing, and the dynamics you have available in your voice really deliver the images in your lyrics so, so well. It has been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for suggesting this in the forums!

    And, class of 2008 as well, I see... What a fine vintage! 😁

  • @sarahmonticue Mar 2

    Thank you so so so much for taking the time to listen to my whole album! I cannot even tell you what it means to me! I really enjoyed listening to yours, and I feel like it taught me a lot about how to understand the strengths of a songwriter! For sure yours is the music, playing those amazing guitar parts, and you helped me see that mine is the lyrics and melody. It made me want to stretch myself to try a collaboration as I was trying to imagine melodies over your guitar parts. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to care and share that support and encouragement. For the bottom of my heart, I am just so grateful.

  • @sarahmonticue Mar 1

    I appreciated your comment in my forum post about also not knowing how to find "your people." I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm also glad to see someone else working on an album on here. I saw a lot of people working on lots and lots of songs, but I was really interested in created a cohesive piece. I really like the concept for yours. It's incredibly compelling.

  • @reisupstudio  Feb 26

    Wow! You made it to 14!! Thank you so much for listening!! I will do the same!!

  • @deena  Feb 23

    Thanks for stopping by and listening and all your kind comments!!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 22

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on "I am not that complicated " <3

  • @owl  Feb 16

    thank you for listening and commenting on "the judas goat"!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 11

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @candle Feb 10

    Thanks for the great comment on Tender Tang. I'm glad you enjoyed the effects and delays.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @chrishope  Feb 9

    apologies ..I always thought it was death camp.. probably cos of Barbie death camp at BM

  • @mccannrs Feb 9

    Thanks for the comment on What's the Score, man!

  • @chrishope  Feb 9

    cheers for listening .. cutie is going to a Camp! ..she might be going in a cab 😄

  • @andcarl  Feb 9

    Hey, thanks for the encouragement. These are the first tunes I've written in a while. Love "In Case of Loss, Please Return To:" as a title.

  • @soulbird Feb 8

    thanks for the comment on sea song x

  • @kraftec Feb 8

    Thanks for the comment on Nothing Implied 😀

  • @alonetogether  Feb 7

    thank you for the comments!
    i really like what your doing with the album title and the song titles its really clever
    Hope it goes well

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2

    Thank you - yes I am a 90's girl and it does creep out occasionally! 😁

  • @alyxanderjames  Feb 1

    Thank you so much for the comment on my first FAWM song! Cool that your cousin works at OTSFM - I spend a lot of time there, it's such a great place. Happy fawming!

  • @mannon Jan 31

    Happy fawming man! Just gotta say, I listened to your soundcloud and I love your style and your guitar so definitely excited to see what you put out! 😁

  • @tcelliott  Jan 23

    Heya! Good to see you back.

  • @stuartbenbow  Jan 15

    Happy Fawming